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YEP - Young Energy People
School Project under Intelligent Energy Europe (IEE)


INFORSE-member, SWEA, is the coordinator of the School-Workplace Partnerships.

Severn Wye Energy Agency (SWEA) (ccord.), UK; Energy Agency of Plovdiv, Bulgaria; Energieberatung Prenzlauer Berg e. V., Germany; Energy Agency of Crete, Greece; Energy Agency of Livorno and Perugia, Italy; Energy Agency of Ribera, Spain; Energy Agency for Southeast Sweden, Sweden.

07.11.2007 - 06.07.2010

Material in

age group
Students of secundary schools (14-18 years old).
Sustainable Education/Entertaiment - Energy Efficiency - Renewable Energies
The project work took place in 8 European regions following a common theme (organized information and training of students in Energy Efficiency, Energy Saving, Renewable Energy Sources, as well as, Climate Change) and approach but working within the realities of their local contexts.
Description and Evaluation

In the YEP project, students of secundary schools team up with community employers in a program to train a School Energy Management Team (SEMT) of pupils. The Teams survey the energy situations around them and instigate programs of improvements based on their observations in their schools. With the insights that they gain from the program, they visit a workplace and apply their knowledge to a real-life context.
Keen motivations:
- Schools are keen to reach out to their communities, and the opportunity for their pupils to be ambassadors for their schools in work-related learning placements in local businesses is greatly appreciated.
- Teachers welcome the opportunity to teach energy-related issues in real-life contexts and through problem-solving such as this project offers (school- and workplace building case study).
- Managers of schools and workplaces are interested in reducing energy consumption; they also benefit in terms of their social and economic standings in their respective communities.
- Pupils gain practical energy-management skills and hands-on experience applying what they’ve learned to their own schools and to the workplaces visited.
-Tools, resource packs, and manuals can be used in the future.